The owner of this Honda Accord contacted the Madera Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owner had left the Honda running in his driveway and returned to his home momentarily; an unknown person entered the vehicle and drove away. The Madera PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
About an hour after the LoJack was activated, officers with the Fresno Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Honda to a residence near Platt Avenue and Second Street in southeast Fresno. The Honda was located in the backyard of a residence. Members of CCATT, the Fresno Police Department Auto Theft Task Force responded to the scene and took charge of the investigation.
The investigation revealed that a friend of one the occupants of the residence had been allowed to park the Honda in the rear yard. The “friend” has been identified and investigators are currently seeking this person as a person of interest in this case.
The owner of the Honda responded to the location and took possession of his vehicle. The Honda was intact and undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in February 2015 by Madera Chevrolet Toyota in Madera, California.